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    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Oct
04
2013

current

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective:
definition 1:  happening in or belonging to the present time.
example:   This must be his old phone number; do you know his current one?
example:  Do you follow the current trends in fashion?
example:  Here are the reports for the current fiscal year.

definition 2:  known widely; in general use.
example:  He uses slang words that are no longer current.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective current

current + NOUN:    ~ situation, ~ trend, ~ system, ~ results, ~ findings, ~ practice, ~ level, ~ state, ~ thinking, ~ issue, ~ climate,  ~ events, ~ research, ~ crisis, ~ policy, ~ position,  ~ project, ~ rate, ~ legislation, ~ version, ~ debate, ~ status, ~ arrangement, ~ conditions